My name is Amy, which means be•loved: dearly loved : dear to the heart.

It is nearly destructive for me to not feed a creative outlet. When I am not experimenting in the kitchen or embarrassing my two teens, I work with college students.  I have been known to decorate and spray paint anything that stays still.  I also pull weeds in the backyard in my humble attempt to replicate my grandmother’s garden.

Ovarian cancer refocused my faith when I was 29.

I’ve never been the same, and for that I’m grateful.

I am the President and CEO of Golden Harvest Food Bank, leading a team of more than 50 employees and 175 partner agencies to feed the hungry in 25 counties.  Every bit of my career in nonprofit ministry has brought me to this place of leadership and I am humbled to work for the Feeding America network and our communities, impacting hunger.

I am The Co-Founder of The Lydia Project.  This is where God wove my story of cancer into a ministry.  Hundreds of Lydia volunteers now serve thousands of women and their families each year, providing spiritual, emotional, and financial support.

I was the Co-Visionary and Contributing Writer at Outside the City Gate Community.  I have also written for The High Calling(In)Courage, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and locally as a guest columnist with The Columbia County News Times.

A transplanted northern girl, I call Augusta, GA home. I still miss the snow but tall backyard pines and sweet tea have compensated. I share life with a grace-filled husband, Troy.   Our daughter Shelby (24) is an Occupational Therapist and married her high school sweetheart.  Her brother Mitchell (21) is pursuing a degree in audio engineering outside Nashville, TN. I had no idea that being a mom could teach me so very much about myself.

I flit around occasionally on Facebook.  I also find that most beautiful things don’t need filters on Instagram.

Thanks for walking a bit of this cobbled path with me. This is a place where “blue jean brothers and sisters” can have conversations.

Blessings to you,


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